Immigrants – Europe – Italy – Libya

  The risk of migrants and refugees becoming shipwrecked in the Mediterranean and dying at sea is the highest it has ever been due to a lack of NGO rescue ships and the conflict in Libya hastening departures at an alarming rate, the UN has warned.  “If we do not intervene soon, there will be a sea of… Continue reading Immigrants – Europe – Italy – Libya


Libya – a drone

Confidential document notes that suspected BA-7 missile is only in use in the UAE, China and Kazakhstan.    United Nations sanctions monitors are investigating the likely use of an armed drone by eastern Libyan National Army (LNA) forces, or a supporting "third party", in an attack last month on troops affiliated with Libya's internationally recognised government,… Continue reading Libya – a drone

Libya and war

From its powerbase in eastern Libya, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) has gradually extended the territory under its control and the firepower at its disposal, to the point where it now challenges the authority of the country’s United Nations-recognised government in Tripoli. *** Since launching “Operation Dignity” against Islamist militant groups around Benghazi… Continue reading Libya and war

Russia and Yevgeny Prigozhin

Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, in a dark suit, second from right, attends a meeting involving top Russian defense officials and members of Libya's National Army in Moscow on Nov. 7, 2018. The photo is taken from a video released by the Libyan National Army. die Russe Russe en SA verkiesing 2019 “Russe en SA” (2019… Continue reading Russia and Yevgeny Prigozhin

Zuma – Gaddafi – SA Parliament

It is all about money and ... Questions & Replies: Finance - Hansard of South African Parliament 2013 Reply received: December 2013 QUESTION NUMBER: 2339 [NW2802E]  DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13 SEPTEMBER 2013 2339. Mr N J J van R Koornhof (Cope) to ask the Minister of Finance:  Whether the (a) National Treasury and (b) South… Continue reading Zuma – Gaddafi – SA Parliament

Anton Hammerl in Brega

Years back the South African International Relations Department reported on the recovery of photographer Anton Hammerl's body who was shot dead by Libyan forces during April and confirmed in May.  On 5 April 2011, South African photographer Anton Hammerl was killed, allegedly by Libyan forces on the Brega frontline.   According to eyewitnesses, Hammerl’s injuries were such… Continue reading Anton Hammerl in Brega